April 2018 (35)

Out of the Darkness - Six Months in Andalusia 1966-1967

ISBN: 9788417048433

Author: Joel Meyerowitz    Publisher: La Fabrica

The colour-photography pioneer Joel Meyerowitz travelled across Spain in 1966 and 1967 taking hundreds of pictures that comprise a remarkable document of 1960s ...


The colour-photography pioneer Joel Meyerowitz travelled across Spain in 1966 and 1967 taking hundreds of pictures that comprise a remarkable document of 1960s Spain. The time he spent in Spain marked a creative turning point in the photographer’s career, and at this time he was taking photographs both in colour and black and white. From 1972 onwards, he would only photograph in colour. The book brings together some 100 images of this initiatory trip, which are divided into four chapters —State, Street, From the car and Flamenco—, and includes texts by Francesco Zanot and Miguel López-Remiro,as well as an interview between Joel Meyerowitz and Nuria Enguita, the director of Bombas Gens (Valencia), where the photographs will be on show from March 2018 until January 2019. Joel Meyerowitz (New York, 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions worldwide. As an early advocate of colour photography, Meyerowitz was key in changing the attitude toward the use of colour in the medium. His first book, Cape Light, is considered a classic work of colour photography and has sold more than 150,000 copies. He has published 20 other books, including Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture) and his retrospective book, Taking My Time, (Phaidon).


Bind: hardback


Pages: 180


Dimensions: 240 x 310 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2018


$89.99
Dennis Swiatkowski Chasing Dreams

ISBN: 9783791384269

Author: Dennis Swiatkowski    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Travel the world with Dennis Swaitkowski, a highly regarded young photographer, in this alluring collection of his fashion and landscape images. Growing up bet...


Travel the world with Dennis Swaitkowski, a highly regarded young photographer, in this alluring collection of his fashion and landscape images. Growing up between the Netherlands and South Africa, Dennis Swiatkowski knew early on that sunny climates suited him best. As a result, much of his fashion photography emanates with warm, dreamy light. This gorgeous book features signature works including spreads in Glamour, Elle, and Vice and for brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Tommy Hilfiger. Many of these photographs feel like cinematic stills, capturing moments of a larger story. Others celebrate expansive landscapes—beaches, mountains, grassland, and forests. Together they show why this young photographer is one of the most sought-after in his field.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 212


Dimensions: 226 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


$110.00
Dot Art Sticker Safari

ISBN: 9783791384078

Author: Yoni Alter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At the forefront of a new wave of activity books, this menagerie of wild animals comes to life through the application of hundreds of colorful stickers. This co...


At the forefront of a new wave of activity books, this menagerie of wild animals comes to life through the application of hundreds of colorful stickers. This collection of charming animals provides a satisfying creative experience. Twelve templates of abstract exotic animals-including a giraffe, lion, flamingo, antelope, and meerkat-are paired with hundreds of colorful stickers. Readers simply need to follow the guide and create the images of the animals by applying the stickers to the template. Because the drawings are abstract, there is no "correct" place for each sticker-as long as the right colors are in the right area, the animal will still emerge from the dots. Additional pages of multicolored stickers give readers the opportunity to get imaginative and create rainbow-colored animals. This freedom to "color outside the lines" offers the chance of creativity and fun. The "canvases" and sticker sheets are detachable, which makes the process easier and allows the images to be displayed afterwards. The perfect vehicle for unwinding and letting those creative juices flow, this exceptional sticker book will find a ready audience in adults as well as children.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 54


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$34.99
Paper Material Medium Magic

ISBN: 9783791383064

Authors: Neil Holt, Nicola Von Velsen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

While sheets of paper are disappearing from our homes and offices, the medium is experiencing a renaissance in the worlds of art, design, and architecture. Sudd...


While sheets of paper are disappearing from our homes and offices, the medium is experiencing a renaissance in the worlds of art, design, and architecture. Suddenly, paper is everywhere--but not only in the old familiar places or forms. This fascinating book looks at every aspect of paper: its history, composition, production, application, and trade. Beginning with the anatomy of paper and its earliest forms, this book looks at paper as a symbol of political and economic importance and as a carrier of ideas, from literature to art, design, and music. It looks at the different surfaces, opacities, weights and volumes of paper and how it is used for printing, typography, graphics, and maps as well as a vehicle for origami, architecture, and fashion. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs and drawings, this book includes a variety of papers for readers to examine and feel, highlighting the sensual aspects of this seemingly ordinary product. Engaging, entertaining, and informative, this book contains a wealth of useful and surprising information on every printed, colored, and textured page.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


$95.00
Flipping Pages

ISBN: 9781584236795

Publisher: Gingko Press

Exploring layout design from the inside out, Flipping Pages offers an insightful look at what makes book design really sing. This useful book opens with its mos...


Exploring layout design from the inside out, Flipping Pages offers an insightful look at what makes book design really sing. This useful book opens with its most practical chapter - Laid Out for all to See. Herein, the elements of an optimal layout design; from symmetry to composition, the use grids and paragraph rules, and best practices for production ready files are explained in great detail. The book then moves on to provide ample material designers can draw on for inspiration. These showcase sections of top-notch layout examples are offered both with and without overlaying grid systems. Finally, the book offers a glossary of terms followed by binding, folding and paper size resources.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2018


$110.00
50 Impressionist Paintings You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791384436

Author: Ines Janet Engelmann    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of Impressionism. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early tw...


No artistic education is complete without a healthy dose of Impressionism. Here fifty of the most important works from the early nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries are gorgeously reproduced, including the best of Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Cassatt, Manet, Seurat, and Pisarro. Each piece is given a brief overview establishing its place in the Impressionist pantheon as well as in its artist's oeuvre. An introductory text explains the Impressionistic style, tracing the movement's development, while an appendix offers biographies of the artists. The result is a veritable tour on Impressionism, offering an enjoyable and practical art history lesson that everyone can enjoy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$45.00
50 Contemporary Artists You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791384429

Authors: Christiane Weidemann, Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after the Second World War faced a con...


This survey of great contemporary artists is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of art today. Artists working after the Second World War faced a confounding array of challenges, as stylistic barriers were broken, technology advanced, and issues of sexuality and race came to the forefront. From painters and photographers to sculptors and performance artists, fifty of the most influential contemporary artists are profiled in this colorful and engaging book that traces the various artistic movements and radical changes of the second half of the twentieth and early twentyfirst centuries. Presented chronologically, each artist is featured in 2 or 4-page spreads that include brilliant reproductions of their most important works, an illuminating biography, key dates in their career, and informative background on major developments in the art world. Throughout the volume a timeline places each artist within the context of contemporary art. As diverse and inspiring as the artists themselves, this book is a voyage of discovery into art's cutting edge.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$45.00
For The Love Of Books

ISBN: 9781786852700

Author: Graham Tarrant    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you know… Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to w...


Do you know… Which famous author died of caffeine poisoning? Why Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China? Who was the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? Banned books, feuding authors, literary felons, rejected masterpieces – it’s all in these pages, along with tips for aspiring writers and lists of the most iconic works. A treasure trove of compelling facts, riveting anecdotes and extraordinary characters, this is every book-lover’s dream: a book about books and the people who write them. Read on!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 135 x 204 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2018


$27.99
Words From The Garden

ISBN: 9781786854896

Author: Isobel Carlson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.’ Thomas Moore This beautiful collection of poetry and prose through the seasons rhapsodises on the spec...


‘The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.’ Thomas Moore This beautiful collection of poetry and prose through the seasons rhapsodises on the spectacle of colour and everything green and flourishing in the garden. The perfect book for a moment’s reflection, whether you are cooped up on a rainy day in your potting shed or admiring the fruits of your labour on a sunny evening from the pergola.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2018


$22.99
Always and Forever

ISBN: 9781786852724

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. William Lyon Phelps This precious little book of quotes is studded with gems of wisdom about love, marriage and wha...


The highest happiness on earth is marriage. William Lyon Phelps This precious little book of quotes is studded with gems of wisdom about love, marriage and what it means to find your perfect someone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2018


$19.99
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